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Calif. wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes

LAKE ELSINORE, CALIF. (AP) " A wildfire bore down on canyon neighborhoods in inland Southern California on Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes, raining ash on neighborhoods and covering the entire area around Lake Elsinore in a thick brown haze. The brushfire started near the lake in Cleveland National forest in midmorning, growing slowly at first but surging in the afternoon as temperatures hovered near 100 degrees.

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